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 zimmermann 350x235   Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV)
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NATIONALITY

German

RESEARCH FOCUS

Project: ‘Human Security Standards in Germany´s Refugee Regime’, funded by Gerda Henkel Foundation

Gerda Henkel Foundation Project: ‘Human Security Standards in Germany´s Refugee Regime’

PhD project: ‘(Hu)Man Security – Organizational Perspectives on Forced Migration and Masculinity in German Municipalities’ (working title)
(1st supervisor: Prof. Dr. Ludger Pries, 2nd supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Straub)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Transnational Migration and Conflict
Forced Migration, Refugee Protection and Participation
Humanitarian Action
 
EDUCATION

10/2014 – 09/2015    Master of Arts (M.A.) in Peace and Security Studies, Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)

(M.A. thesis: ‘Transnational Migration. The Kurdish diaspora´s experiences of acculturation and conflict in the USA‘)

10/2007 – 09/2010    Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Social Sciences, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg (Germany)

10/2009 – 09/2010    Certificate “Gender Studies and Feminist Science”, Philipps-University Marburg, Marburg (Germany)

02/2015 – 05/2015    Studies at Center for Conflict Management, Kennesaw State University, Georgia (USA)

09/2010 – 06/2012    Studies in European Studies, Aarhus University, Aarhus (Denmark)

01/2009 – 06/2009    University of Helsinki (Erasmus scholarship) (Finland)

08/2003 – 06/2007    A levels (‘Abitur’), Collegium Augustinianum Gaesdonck, Goch (Germany)
   
PUBLICATIONS

Rosenow-Williams, K., Zimmermann, I., Bergedieck, A. (forthcoming), ‘Human Security Perspectives on Refugee Children in Germany’.

Book review: ‘Merle Vetterlein, Konfliktregulierung durch power-sharing-Modelle: das Fallbeispiel der Republik Makedonien. (2010)’, in: S + F Security and Peace (No. 28) 4/2010.
 
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

Since 04/2017    Gerda Henkel Foundation scholarship

2015    Conference grant by Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University, 5th Conflict Management Conference on ‘Livelihoods, Sustainability, and Conflict‘, 17-18 April 2015

02/2015 – 05/2015    HamburgGlobal scholarship, Kennesaw State University, Georgia (USA)

01/2009 – 06/2009    Erasmus scholarship, University of Helsinki, Helsinki (Finland)
   
CONFERENCES & PANELS

02/2019    Addressing the multi-layered security situation in refugee accommodations: Shifting responsibilities to the local level?, paper presentation, BISA/IPMRD Workshop on The Migration – Security Nexus from a Transnational Perspective, organized by Foteini Kalantzi and Maria Koinova, St Antony's College, University of Oxford (Great Britain) (together with Alina Bergedieck)

01/2019    Flucht und Geschlecht, presentation, workshop on ‘Integration von Menschen mit Fluchterfahrung in NRW´, organized by Dr. Anna Mratschkowski, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany).

01/2019    Männerherzen sind stärker als Frauenherzen – Männlichkeit und Flucht, keynote speech at the student conference "Geschlecht erforschen - Männlichkeiten und Subjektivierung‘, University of Osnabrück (Germany)

10/2018    (Hu)Man Security und Organisationen in der kommunalen Unterbringung geflüchteter Männer, paper presentation, 2. Konferenz des Netzwerks Flüchtlingsforschung, Eichstätt (Germany)

08/2018    Organizational Implementation of German Refugee Legislation – Communal Case Studies from a Human Security Perspective, paper presentation, ECPR General Conference in Hamburg, Hamburg (Germany)

07/2018    Gendered Organizational Perspectives on Human Security of Refugees in Germany, paper presentation, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology on Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities, Toronto (Canada) (together with Alina Bergedieck, Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

07/2018    Human Security Perspectives on Refugee Children in Germany, paper presentation, XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology on Power, Violence and Justice: Reflections, Responses and Responsibilities, Toronto (Canada) (together with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

06/2018    First Project Results, 2. Networking Event of researcher within the field on forced migration and migration at Ruhr University Bochum, organisation, moderation and presentation, Bochum (Germany) (together with Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

06/2018    Human Security Standards for Refugee Children in Germany, presentation, 5. Round Table: Forschung zu Flucht und Integration, connectNRW, Düsseldorf (Germany) (together with Alina Bergedieck, Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

01/2018    Organizational Perspectives on Human Security Standards for Refugees in Germany, 1. Networking Event of researcher within the field on forced migration and migration at Ruhr University Bochum, organisation, moderation and presentation, Bochum (Germany) (together with Katharina Behmer, Kerstin Rosenow-Williams)

11/2017    One´s Security, Our Security, One Security?, paper presentation, workshop: Changing Societies: Migration, Integration, Participation, WZB Berlin Social Science Center / Fondation Maison des sciences de l'homme (FMSH), Paris (France) (together with Tim Röing, BICC)

06/2017    Human Security Standards in Germany´s Refugee Re-gime, paper presentation, workshop: Security, Society, and the State, Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Kloster Hegne / Konstanz (Germany) (together with Alina Bergedieck)

04/2015    Paper presentation ‘Migrational clash? Turkish Students Facing the Turkish Diaspora in Germany and Denmark’ at 5th Conflict Management Conference on ‘Livelihoods, Sustainability, and Conflict‘, Center for Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University, Georgia (USA), 17-18 April 2015

08/2011    Participation in the seminar ‘Ethics on War: War, Torture and other Bedtime Stories‘ at Aarhus Summer University with Morten Dige, Helen Frowe, Cheyney Ryan and Jeff McMahan, 1 -26 August 2011
   
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

05/2016 – 03/2017    Supra-regional Coordination Point On Complaint Management, Refugee Council North Rhine-Westphalia in Bochum (Germany)

05/2016    Consultant, German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ), Pristina (Kosovo)

Since 08/2012 Deputy editorial board and regular contributions at www.elbmelancholie.de

06/2012 – 09/2014    Senior Sales Coordinator, Lightspeed GMI, Hamburg

LANGUAGE SKILLS
German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
Danish (intermediate)